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Late Saturday and Saturday Night Coastal Storm to Bring More Rain and Snow to New England - Some Power Outages Likely

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    ACCUMS_NORTHEASTAfter the first snow of the season for many communities Thursday and Thursday night, another storm is lining up for New England.  The Saturday afternoon through night storm will be a more consequential one for New England, as it develops from the combination of an energetic disturbance diving south from the Northern Plains and a moist disturbance that's already delivered snow to north Texas.  Together, these energetic systems will combine to form a storm off the North Carolina coast this will swing northeast, passing southeast of Nantucket Saturday night, but close enough to deliver heavy precipitation to New England.  With cool and dry air in place, the result of such a scenario is a potentially significant interior snowfall, with rain mixing with or changing to snow late in the storm closer to the coast.  October snow typically must fall during the evening and night to accumulate, but this storm looks timed as such.  The snow will be heavy in nature, meaning power outages would result where more than three inches accumulates, owing to tremendous weight on tree limbs that are still loaded with foliage.  The image included here outlines areas of most likely significant snow potential (essentially, the purple area can be thought of as highest power outage potential), and the movie is an hour-by-hour depiction of what is currently expected from the storm.